He signed a new and improved 6-year-contract with the club in May last year to ward off any interest from potential suitors. Today, Chelsea close in on a deal to sign Virgil van Dijk.... The defender, 26, is still recovering from an ankle injury sustained in January and is unlikely to play again this term but that hasn't put off Arsenal or Blues boss Conte.
Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim wants his team to be strong on defence against a solid attacking unit of Juventus . Juventus is also nearly unbeatable at home where it is now on a Serie A record 33-match winning run. A fear factor surrounds Juventus now, not least due to their demotion of giants Barcelona in the quarters. Arsenal, meanwhile, took the lead in their Saint Denis showdown with Barca through Sol Campbell - despite having been reduced to 10 men after just 18 minutes of play ...
It didn't matter. And I told him tonight, I said , 'Listen, Dahntay, now enough is enough. "I think speed and quickness were the difference". "Not much of a beer guy. "We know they're going to be a high-flying team, up and down, shoot the ball well at home". Ditto for the players, who don't live and play in one of the league's more glamorous, "destination" markets by most USA athletes' standards.
City relied on 20-year-old striker Gabriel Jesus to secure them a point in the final five minutes of their game against a Boro side scenting back-to-back wins in EPL for the first time since May 2008. And reports have suggested Lukaku could be on his way back to Chelsea this summer to replace China-bound Diego Costa. The Toffees have little left to play for this term and are virtually assured of a seventh-placed finish; they are two points adrift of Arsenal in sixth who have two games in ...
With the win, the Raptors have advanced to the second round to face the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers. "We lost our composure a bit but we found a way to scratch it through and that's what good teams do". The Raptors outscored the Bucks 14-9 in the final 3:06 of the game, but needed to be darn-near flawless to do so, going 4-for-5 from the field and nailing their only three-point attempt.
The Browns already have Houston's second-round pick in 2018 after receiving it in the trade for Brock Osweiler this off-season. Regardless of how it was bought, Watson's mother seemed excited about her new vehicle and riding in style this year as her son is expected to start in the Texans' upcoming season.
The 50-year-old Zola's resignation was announced on the club's Twitter feed. The club's season began promisingly under new Derby manager Gary Rowett, who led them into contention for promotion before unexpectedly being sacked and replaced by Zola.
It sure seemed likely Totti would retire when his contract ran out this summer, and now it appears that is the plan Roma's front office is set on. Incoming sporting director Monchi reveals that Francesco Totti is to hang up his boots this summer after 25 years in Roma's senior side.
Theo Epstein is considered a genius by many for being the one who constructed the rosters that helped the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs break their legendary World Series droughts. "A handful of (the 30) flags came off the trophy during the event Saturday night", Cubs vice president of communications and community affairs Julian Green told the Tribune.
And, after he beat Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night, the boxing coach has said he "knew there was something there" nearly immediately when he met Anthony. As long as Rob (McCracken, Joshua's trainer) thinks it is good I'm good to go". Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are eager to contest an all-British heavyweight world championship contest.
Sidney Crosby has been a force during the Pittsburgh Penguins' second round series against the Washington Capitals. He missed the first couple weeks of this season with a concussion but returned to lead the National Hockey League in goals, part of a remarkable run that saw him lead the Penguins to the franchise's fourth Stanley Cup last summer while earning the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
He brought up his century in the 11th over off 43 balls with seven fours and eight sixes, driving seamer Umesh Yadav to midwicket and scampering for two runs. For a change none of the trinity of David Warner (30), Shikhar Dhawan (28) or Kane Williamson (24) could blast to fifty although they did manage solid contributions.
Kick-off is at 12pm BST . Against Anderlecht I had two, in one match. Manchester United managed to salvage a point against Manchester City in the derby clash as the fixture at the Etihad ended in a goalless draw. "We don't have (other options)", he said . Ander Herrera should have put United 1-0 up just before half-time when Marcus Rashford delivered a ideal ball into the back post.
The Raptors played with more poise that at any moment during Game 3, and led by as many as nine points before taking a 64-58 advantage into the fourth in front of a frantic capacity crowd of 18,717 fans at BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Milwaukee Bucks fed off the energy that pulsed through the stands, overwhelming the cold-shooting Toronto Raptors from the opening tip. Still, the momentum was starting to swing in Toronto's favour.
The veterans are squabbling, and the youngsters aren't ready for the moment, while the front office never found a capable backup point guard despite having four of them. Boston struggled to begin the game, settling for three-point shots and missing almost every one. Wade ran the offence for the majority of the game and said he expects to continue that role in Game Six.
Louis on May 1, 2017. The Cards will counter with Carlos Martinez , who's 0-3 on the season. Just a big day. Brewers starter Wily Peralta gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings. He's batting.423 (11-for 26) during the string. A fan catches a solo home run by St. Louis Cardinals' Jedd Gyorko as Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Keon Broxton watches during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 1 , 2017, in St.
Thiem had to battle back from a break down in the third set, but constantly put pressure on Murray's serve and broke the world No 1 another three times in the deciding set to seal his place in the final. Nevertheless, Thiem's form in Barcelona has shown why he is a future Grand Slam champion. His 36 errors left him at a great disadvantage against the Spaniard, and allowed Nadal to reel off eight of the final nine games of the final.
On what it's like to be a MI player drafted in OH: "I'm not really anxious about the Buckeyes". That being said, here are a few reasons teams with a quarterback need and even teams without one should be willing to pull the trigger on day two or three.
Among the hundreds of decisions and 41 saves he made against the Ottawa Senators, the New York Rangers goaltender knew all anyone wanted to know was how that one insane goal went in. Like Colin said, I expect we won't see 11 goals again - both goalies are too good for that. "I think that extra day [off] is huge", Stepan said.
Merson said on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday programme, after Sunderland lost to Bournemouth: "I do [think Moyes will stay]". Sunderland fought their way back but came up against a resilient Polish stopper in Artur Boruc, who produced two fine stops to firstly bat away Fabio Borini's venomous driven and then stand tall to deny Jermain Defoe as he latched onto Didier Ndong's looping header.
Cleveland won the first contest by just one point and followed that up with wins by just six, five and four to complete the series outscoring the Pacers by just 16 points in total. In another encouraging sign, Williams, who had 14 points in Game 4, has discovered a comfort level after initially struggling when the Cavaliers acquired him in late February.
Fizdale, an assistant on Miami's title teams in 2012 and 2013, came to a boil before he could get to his postgame glass of wine. Asked about the $30,000 penalty, Fizdale replied: "That's what they chose to do". "I didn't get to the free-throw line yet this series ", Gasol said Wednesday. "Explain it to me". "He didn't have to do anything", Conley said. You can't look at a game like that.
Mark Stone cut the deficit to 4-3 in the opening minutes of the third, but less than four minutes later, Brady Skjei scored the second of his two goals to increase the margin once more . Brady Skjei leads NY with four goals, Mika Zibanejad has five assists and Mats Zuccarello has 15 shots on goal. The puck sailed right between the pads of Anderson, who raised his arms in frustration after not having seen it.
Down two scores early in the game, Jones took it upon himself to fire up the stagnant Tennessee offense. The Volunteers now have three scholarship quarterbacks on their roster: Dormady, Guarantano and true freshman Will McBride. He played in one game and threw one pass last season. The 6-foot-2, 208-pounder was on the outside looking in when it came to the ongoing competition to replace newest Pittsburgh Steeler QB Josh Dobbs, with Quinten Dormady and Jarrett Guarantano looking like the ...
I think we finished a crucial week very well. Antonio Conte's men hold a four point lead over Tottenham with four games remaining as they fight it out for the right to be crowned champions. Tottenham then kept in touch with Chelsea , remaining four points adrift, after a 2-0 win over neighbours Arsenal at White Hart Lane. Swansea, though, is now only two points from safety with three games to go.
Pierre. White has said Romero is next in line but as mentioned above, the victor of Bisping-GSP won't be determined for months - not to mention that if St-Pierre beats Bisping it's unlikely he will choose to defend the title. Georges St-Pierre, but Dana White has said he doesn't see the need for the interim title. "(I'm) just waiting for Dana's decision for put on this fight for me and Yoel Romero .
Rafael Nadal made history with a 10th Monte Carlo title on Sunday but the Spanish star refused to entertain thoughts of adding a 10th French Open to his 14-title Grand Slam collection. Ramos-Vinolas was riding on a fantastic week as he eliminated world No.1 Andy Murray and fifth-seeded Marin Cilic en route to the final, while finding it hard to stop Nadal's quest for a historic 10th glory at Monte-Carlo.
Joshua, the home favourite, knocked down Klitschko twice in the 11th round before the referee stepped in to save the latter from further punishment. Joshua, 27, made it 19 straight knockouts in 19 professional fights when he sent Klitschko, 41, to the canvass in the 11th round.
The Browns drafted Garrett to disrupt opposing passers, and that's what it's going to take to change Roethlisberger's luck against Cleveland. "Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer isn't playing on a dominant team, but neither was Jared Goff a year ago, and he still ended up going No.
Conley has vehemently denied this accusation, calling it "completely false". According the police report, the alleged incident occurred at Cleveland's Westin Hotel on April 9. Page 6 on discipline: "Repeat offenders will be subject to enhanced and/or expedited discipline, including banishment from the league with an opportunity to reapply".
Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 47 minutes but went 7 of 13 from the free-throw line. DeMar DeRozan #10 of the Toronto Raptors dunks the ball in the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at BMO Harris Bradley Center on April 27, 2017 in Milwaukee , Wisconsin.
Peter was an eight-year starter for the Red Devils, winning five Premier League titles and a UEFA Champions League crown. The Spanish newspaper Marca has claimed that De Gea has asked to be sold from United. In turn, the 30-year-old has been paired with a move to United, but City are equally as keen to snap up the Danish shot-stopper after proving his class with the Foxes for a prolonged period of time.
Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt are team champions. Smith joined Jason Day and Adam Scott as the only Australians during the past 30 years to win a US PGA Tour event before turning 24. Blixt and Smith - who is seeking a first United States tour title - have barely put a foot wrong, finishing regulation play without a bogey. But that said, it was a lot of fun down the stretch.
It was Biegel's pass-rushing counterpart, T.J. Watt, who had a lot of attention on him in round one of the draft as a potential fit for the Packers. Packers also take UTEP's Aaron Jones in the fifth round at 182th overall. He is now two-hundred and twenty pounds and still runs a 4.4. Pittsburgh offensive guard Dorian Johnson, who had been projected to go in the first couple of rounds, went to Arizona with the 115th overall pick.
He was hurt in the second half of the Warriors' Game 1 victory on Sunday. Nurkic missed the final seven games of the regular season with a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg. It's not fair to draw a direct contrast because the Warriors started the back-to-back Most Valuable Player, the likely Defensive Player of the Year and arguably the best two-way shooting guard in the league, but it was striking to see Portland trot out a gimmicky lineup of Lillard, McCollum, Pat Connaughton, Allen ...